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dame's star linebacker manti te'o, victim of a cruel hoax? his girlfriend who died never existed. we're digging into the mystery. >>> and americans taken hostage in algeria. why they were taken, what's being done to help them. that ahead. >>> and dreamliner grounded in the u.s. and europe along with japan. weren't they supposed to be the aircraft of the future? >> and the president lays out his aggressive new man for gun control. with some republicans rejecting it and some democrats cool, does it have any chance to get through? >> our guests, mike greenberg, mark schlereth, timothy burke, tim kane, peter king and remember katie beers. her story was headlines across new york and around the nation 20 years ago. her infamous kidnapping experience. how she survived, and thrived after it. thursday, january 17th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. we start this morning with the story that everybody is talking about. it is crazy. you will remember that inspirational story behind notre dame linebacker manti te'o's amazing season. his girlfriend, how they met. she was
'll be listening for. we begin keeping them honest with a story that is beyond bizarre. the mont manty te'o story. notre dame where fairy tale endings are a birth right. he makes a tackle even though he said he just lost his girlfriend and his devoted girlfriend, lennay kekua. te'o would nearly win a heisman trophy. cue the credits, grab a hanky. call sports illustrated, put him on the cover. but like the feel-good hit of the summer, his story isn't real. the girlfriend didn't die. she didn't even exist. now they say he was the victim of a hoax, but keeping them honest, the record including his own statements cast doubt on the notion it's that simple and whether or not he was duped. virtually everyone who covered the sorie was. did they see what they wanted to see and not look closer than that. they saw the girlfriend and her storybook meeting with te'o. their stares got pleasantly tangled, and then te'o extended his hand to the stranger with a warm smile and soulful eyes. that's from the "south bend indiana tribune" describing how te'o and lennay met three years ago. the article quotes te'o's fa
were you wrong, dead wrong. the manti te'o fake girlfriend hoax got cranked up. we have the latest, and that's not all. tonight's jam-packed "on the record" starts right now. >> this one gets weirder folks, there are brand new details now about manti te'o's story. >> why me? why them? why all in one day. >> he can't find the time or money to go visit her before she dies? and poe emotionally attached to her. >> and my questions, they're he not why, just what would it be like, i wonder what would be like if she was still here. >> and kids make mistake as hard working as we are. >> we do not all make up people, go on national television and tell stories and keep perpetuating it after we learn it's a hoax. >> notre dame better hope that all he was was stupid and not complicit. >> and said i love you. >> and well, if you're the president's job council, you're measured by meeting, not once, not once. >> shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we expected. >> the officials here are down playing the fact that they have not met in a year by saying that the the president has found a lot of o
to "early start." i'm john berman. >> we have a lot to talk about today. >> it's crazy. >> manti te'o is that story. >> good morning. i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. it's the story everyone is talking about. notre dame star linebacker manti te'o claiming he was the victim of a hoax. ripped a hole in his story, leading the irish to the bcs title game while dealing with the death of a girlfriend with leukemia. but now it turns out the girlfriend didn't die, it turns out she never existed. >> reporter: university of notre dame athletic director fought back tears while discussing manti te'o at a news conference. he is convinced te'o was the victim of an elaborate hoax. >> the thing i'm most sad about is -- sorry. that the single most trusting human being i've ever met will never be able to trust in the same way again. >> reporter: during the football season the story of the star linebacker enduring the death of his girlfriend and grandmother on the same day transcended sports. people from around the world were touched by how in love te'o seemed to be with
. at least that hasn't happened yet with the manti te'o girlfriend hoax. >> was it really? >> never existed. >> the te'oing online ranged from no girlfriend in the shower to a fortune cookie reading, "the love of your life is sitting across from you." set myers tweeted, these te'o jokes are all very funny, but let's all try to remember that a person who never existed is dead. still, if a hoax like balloon boy never existed, neither would our favorite quote after wolf blitzer introduced himself to balloon boy. >> hi. >> hi, guys. >> who the hell is wolf? >> jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> who is wolf blitzer. >> no, he said, "who the hell is wolf." >> i know, but i was not going to say that part. >> a very famous quote. >> go down in the history books. >> that was a hoax, that balloon -- it was? >> you can tweet us @wolfblitzer, @katebalduan. >>> "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >> some american hostages being held in algeria have been released, but a number of the hostages unaccounted for tonight as the raid, we can report, temporarily on hold. >>> plus, the brother of one of the ho
joke but some taken in by the joke say manti te'o has some explaining to do about his dead girlfriend who never existed. >>> and president obama will take the oath of office on the same bible that abraham lincoln used. we'll give you a close look at this extraordinary piece of american history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> let's begin this hour with the breaking news. algeria's official news agency has just announced the end of a rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages, including americans held by islamic militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though, be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting, suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s.
of their doom? we'll see. >>> and the strange story of manti te'o gets even stranger. a writer who knows the most intimate details of this bizarre and troubling story is "outfront." searching for a bank designed for investors like you? tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 schwab bank was built with all the value and convenience tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 investors want. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like no atm fees, worldwide. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and no nuisance fees. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 plus deposit checks with mobile deposit. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and manage your cash and investments tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with schwab's mobile app. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 no wonder schwab bank has grown to over 70 billion in assets. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 so if you're looking for a bank that's in your corner, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 not just on the corner... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 call, click or visit to start banking with schwab bank today. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i took theraflu, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] truth is theraflu doesn't treat your cough. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus severe cold and flu fights your
outlets won't give bh >> this one just gets weirder, folks. there are new details about manti ta'o's story. >> why me? why them? >> he can't find the time or money to visit her before she dies. >> i have questions. they're not why. just what it would be like? i wonder if it would be like if she stood here. >> he's a kid. he makes mistakes. >> we do not all make up people, go on national television, tell stories about them and tell that story and perpetuate it, after we learn it's a hoax. >> notre dame better hope that all he was was stupid and not complicity. >> the last thing she said to me was i love you. >> if you are the council, you measure years -- >> shovel readies was not as shovel ready as we expected. >> the officials are downplaying the fact that they have not met in a year, saying that the president has found a lot of other ways to have outreach to business leaders. >> white house officials are now saying that president obama is receiving regular updates on the situation, which remain, as you say, ongoing and sensitive. >> this is an act of terror. the perpetrators are the terr
and the internet age. at the center of this is a notre dame football player named manti te'o, a star linebacker, runner up for the heisman and a big part of his dramatic back story was the death of his girlfriend of leukemia until this report surfaced that there was no girlfriend. she was an internet invention. te'o says he's the victim of a hoax. notre dame is standing behind him. there are still a whole lot of questions here. nbc's john yang is with us from south bend, indiana tonight. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. today manti te'o was out of sight, he's at a florida sports center, preparing for what he hopes is an nfl career. that as the story that is the centerpiece of his fairy tale final college year has collapsed around him. >> manti te'o! >> reporter: manti te'o was a college football hero, not just to the home crowd here at notre dame, but to fans across the country. hailed on the cover of "sports illustrated" as a star player who had triumphed over personal tragedy. in a single september day, he said, he lost both his grandmother and his girlfriend, recently di
lance armstrong, you have not been on the internet this morning. i'm talking about manti te'o. his legend arose not so much because of the devotion to the sport but maybe to his family and his devotion from a girlfriend who suffered from leukemia and who died just last september, just hours after the death of his grandmother and the bottom line is, we don't think there was a girlfriend and that there ever was a girlfriend. notre dame say te'o was the victim of a an elaborate, sophisticated hoax. but that's not the end of the story either. some people are saying, maybe not so much. cnn ted rowlands is up to his shoulder pads in intrigue. first of all, how did this hoax come to light? give me basically the premer on all of this. >> reporter: well, it started to unravel with got an anonymous tip and they started to look into this whole story and piece by piece it started to unravel and their investigation, all of the things that people had been led to believe about this person weren't able to be verified. so they figured out that it was a hoax. they pushed the piece out l
are still waiting to hear from the notre dame line backer, manti te'o after the football star claimed that he was the victim of a cruel and elaborate joke with a girlfriend that never existed. this story is a straight-up lifetime movie. >> the single most trusting human being i ever met will not be able to trust again in the same way in his life. that's incredible tragedy. >> but the question is, was te'o in on this hoax? the edge of sports dave zirin is following every single detail. he will join us with the latest. we know where te'o is reportedly this hour. >>> here's a look at how the dow is shaping up, up 120 points. we'll be right back. ♪ [ construction sounds ] ♪ [ watch ticking ] [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behav
, manti te'o speaks out, and we hear the voice of the man who left messages, pretending to be te'o's girlfriend. >>> and the u.s. government warns americans to stay out of libya right now. >>> and why is the naacp fighting mayor bloomberg's soda ban? a very serious and troubling question. >>> and britain's chief medical officer says we are facing a new super bacteria that could have the same effect and be even a bigger effect than a terrorist attack. dr. oz comes "outfront" to say why. and democratic senator dianne feinstein proposes a federal ban on assault rifles. but does she have the votes to get it passed or is she wasting her time? let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. and "outfront" tonight, gone too far. today, democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a new federal ban on some assault rifles and semi-automatics. now, she certainly got it right visually, when she was standing there today, she had a backdrop of some of the guns she wants to ban, and it included, and very prominently, a bushmaster, like the one used in the newtown massacre. there
to another big sports story in the news this week involving manti te'o, a star linebacker on the notre dame football team. >> i have covered a lot of stories that were emotional, a lot of stories that felt important if i have never covered a story this bizarre. nothing even comes close. the story of the college football season was enough for bain's rise to prominence. the center of their team was the star linebacker manti te'o, and the center of manti te'o's story was the fact he was playing for his grandmother and his girlfriend who both passed away within hours of each other on september 11 or so timber 12, the dates keep changing, which is part of the story. she died of leukemia, the story went. manti te'o was flying with a broken heart but inspired by her memory. the entire nation of fans were swept into the story. people raise thousands of dollars in her name to give money to cancer research. it turns out she never existed. and now here is where we get to two possibilities of what took place. either manti te'o was victim of a hoax that took place over the course of three years, what is
to come back a little later in the program and talk to you about the manti te'o hoax. thanks. >>> other news overseas in north africa. we're learning more details about the hostage situation, where americans were among dozens of the people captured. the algerian government says a number of those hostages have been freed after special forces came in on a raid. there are also a number of unknown casualty this morning. the status of the americans involved in this is still unconfirmed. a lot of the facts are unknown. meanwhile, governments from all over the world are expressing concern about the way the algerian government has handled the situation. nbc's stephanie gosk has more on how all of this unfolded. >> reporter: using tanks and helicopters, the algerian military launched an operation on their own to retake the remote gas field from the militants and free the hostages, including at least three americans. algeria says it's over, but details are few and casualty reports vary widely from a few dead to dozens. u.s. officials are saying little about the operation or the american hostages.
. there were more than 500 all of last year. a heartbreaking story turns out to be false. who exposed the manti te'o hoax? the government has done something it hasn't done in three decades to fix the problems with the 787. and there's something different about the first lady. we'll show you when the cbs evening news continues. woman ] i wanted to get up when i was ready, not my joints. [ female announcer ] could your "i want" become "i can"? talk to your doctor. orencia reduces many ra symptoms like pain, morning stiffness and progression of joint damage. it's helped new ra patients and those not helped enough by other treatments. do not take orencia with another biologic medicine for ra due to an increased risk of serious infection. serious side effects can occur including fatal infections. cases of lymphoma and lung cancer have been reported. tell your doctor if you are prone to or have any infection like an open sore or the flu or a history of copd a chronic lung disease. orencia may worsen your copd. here's information you need to know. orencia is available in two forms infusion and also se
that championship game and heard about manti te'o and the death of his grandmother and his 22-year-old girlfriend who supposedly died of leukemia. we now know there was no girlfriend. it was a complete hoax. she never existed. notre dame is 100% behind manti te'o. they say he had nothing to do with this. he is an absolute victim of this elaborate hoax. >> on the morning of december 26th, very early morning, manti called his coaches to inform them that while he was in attendance at the espn awards show in orlando, he received a phone call from a number he recognized as being that he associated with lennay kekua. when he answered it, it was a person whose voice sounded like the same voice he had talked to who told him that she was, in fact, not dead. >> it is so shocking to people inside and outside sports. manti te'o ended up being second in the heisman trophy voting and part of that was because of what he endured during the season. the idea this senior lost his grandmother and his girlfriend, who now we know was fictitious on the exact same day and that he played a football game the day of her su
. tonight, unraveling the mystery of manti at te'o. you will see how he i'm bill hemmer in for shepard smith tonight. two american hostage escape from a gas plant in al entire i can't. that's what a source is telling fox news this evening. militants claimed to be holding seven malcolm jenkins at that -- seven americans at that facility. they raided the bp complex today trying to rescue dozen of foreign hostage. we have been getting conflicting reports about how many survived. secretary of state hillary clinton says that she has been keeping in touch with the algerian prime minister since the crisis first started yesterday. our counter terrorism experts have been in close contact with their algerian counterparts throughout the last days. and we have also in close consultation with partners around the world sharing information. >> the military operation is over and four hostage are dead. two from the u.k., two from the philippines. but the militants claim dozens of hostage are dead. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon tonight. jennifer, let's start first with the americans. what do we know?
camerota. thanks for joining us so early. the manti te'o now speaking out about that dead girlfriend hoax that cap -- cap vacated the nation. how he went wrong and how he was downd. >> duped. >> the journal news finally removes the gun owners from web site. is it too little too late why are they staying defiant even now. >> lance armstrong's apology. >> you supported me forever through all of, this and you believed, and i lied to you. and i'm sorry. >> he wasn't apologizing to oprah there. he was apologizing to everyone else. more on his message to those with cancer he wants to -- he once inspired. can they forgive and forget? "fox & friends" starts now. >> top of the morning to you. welcome to "fox & friends" on this saturday morning. it is so nice to see you. welcome to tucker. welcome to it ali. >> alisyn: thank you, thank you. nice to be with you guys. yesterday that's all we could talk about. manti te'o. >> clayton: weirder this morning. >> alisyn: i guess. i feel like he has clarified it a little bit. he had an interview with espn yesterday in which he talked about how it was possib
linebacker manti te'o is claiming to be the victim of a cruel hoax. his girlfriend who supposedly died last september, the one he talked about at length in interviews, he even described talking to her on the phone while she was in a coma, it turns out she never existed. just ahead the editor who broke the entire story joins us live. >>> really e story is unfolding right now tonight. a story that garnered a lot of sympathy and admiration for a notre dame linebacker manti te'o all season long. it's apparently been exposed as a hoax by the website te'o almost won the heisman trophy this season. what he was supposedly dealing with off the field got a huge amount of attention. the way that story went, on september 11th, in the span of just six hours, te'o got word that both his grandmother and his girlfriend had died. but te'o went out and led his team to a 20-3 upset of michigan state. he made 12 tackles on that day. his strength in the face of such loss took on a life of his own. well, ten days later, te'o skipped his girlfriend's funeral because he said she made him
operation in algeria. accounts different as to how many are being held. also the other big story, manti te'o, the story of his dying girlfriend inspired his team to victory. was he the victim of a hoax, or was he in on it in first president obama moving big and going fast on gun control. new polling that may help explain the political need for speed. today the white house laid out profls of actions he's taken. -- proposals. one was the family of grace mcdonald. >> grace's parents are here. grace was seven years old when she was struck down. a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. >> i'm told she loved pink. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. so just before i left chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just out of the oval office. every time i look at that painting, i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now, for grace. >> we may remember. i interviewed grace's parents
shows 90% agree on one proposal. ana werner on the debate in the west. manti te'o and notre dame try to explain the false story of his girlfriend's death. >> this was a very elaborate, very sophisticated hoax. >> pelley: dean reynolds on what they knew and when they knew it. and a postscript for dear abbey. jim axelrod and ed murrow report on an american legend we lost today. >> what you might call a career is actually my hobby. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a developing situation but one high-ranking source in the u.s. government is telling us at this hour that four americans have been freed, one of them injured, after an airborne military assault on terrorists in algeria. we want to empsiels assault is still ongoing and the information is fluid. the americans were taken hostage yesterday, along with dozens of others, at a plant in a remote oil and gas field near the libyan border. a group that claims to be affiliated with al qaeda seizedly the plant. they said it was in retaliation for the french milit
hoax. according to the university manti ta'o was conned by a woman who led him to believe she died of leukemia. this is a really bizarre story. why would she do that? what is the university saying? >> well, let's back track a little. for people that aren't familiar with the story this was really a part of the notre dame football story this year. ee everybody knows they were in the bcs championship game. this was a big thread. manti ta'o finished second in voting for the heisman trophy and throughout the year part of the story around notre dame is how manti ta'o was able to deal with the death of his girlfriend. he has done a number of interviews about him saying how difficult it was for him to move through the season because his girlfriend died of leukemia. people reached out to manti ta'o saying his strength during this was an inspiration. in fact, after his girlfriend's supposed funeral -- we know she is fictitious. after her funeral he played in the football game. he had two interceptions. the coach of notre dame gives the game ball to the dead girlfriend and hands it to manti t
. >>> manti te'o is claiming to be the victim of a cruel hoax. his girlfriend who supposedly died last september, the one he talked about at length in interviews, he even described talking to her on the phone while she was in a coma, it turns out she never existed. just ahead the editor who broke the entire story joins us live. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 consider if rolling it over to a schwab ira tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 might let you get more out of it. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like earning a bonus of up to $600 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 in a schwab ira tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and 150 commission-free online trades tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 plus our rollover consultants handle virtually tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 all the details tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 to help you focus on the bigger pictur
football program. this name is manti te'o, heisman runner-up, rock star linebacker. the last three years of his love life sound a little like a cheesy romantic comedy. all that time, three years. looks like he's been involved in an elaborate story of love, lies and heartbreaking loss. even told reporters about the tragic loss of the love of his life, quote/unquote, and her inspiration that drove him to win on the football field. heren the thing. it's all hogwash. turns out there's no girlfriend. no. there was no tragic and inspiring death of said girlfriend in respect was nothing. this whole thing was made up. supposedly. and i've got someone in here to help me make heads or tails of this strange and still developing story. dave zirin, sports editor for "the nation." a weekly sports columnist. as i report the story throughout the day, i feel like i have to keep asking if i still have it right, dave, because things continue to change. stranger developments happen, and people are even starting to say maybe she did exist after all. can you just qualify all of this for 345me? >> maybe she di
's biggest storms, manti te'o, there was word that his -- grandmother and girlfriend died within hours of each other. she was diagnosed with leukemia and died. but turns out she never existed. this photo was storm from a woman who says she had no idea it was being used as part of the scheme. a web site breck this. te'o now says he never met their girl in person but developed a relationship online and he, too is a victim of the hoax. here is i talking about the nonexisting girlfriend back in october. >> you have somebody that you talk to every single day, you sleep with on the phone because she has -- is going through a lot of phone and the only way she can slip is she knows you're on the other side of the phone, and you do that eave single night for the past four months, and all of a sudden it's silence that silence eats at you, and it's eating at me, and it continues to eat at me. but that's where faith comes in. >> te'o says at the time he believed she was real. that's what he says, and calls this whole thing a sick and humiliating joke. notre dame officials sayty otold them about th
that need to be answered and need to be answered by manti and perpetrated the alleged hoax and maybe then we will get somewhere near a clear picture of what happened. i'm not necessarily counting on that. >> really? you even say once the people start coming forward, we may not know the full truth. let me said what te'o said. to realize that i was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was and is painful and humiliating. i am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and notre dame fans throughout the year to think i shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that i thought to be true about her makes me sick. i hope the people can understand how trying and confusioning this whole experience has been. just from what i read, he is from this small hawaiian town, incredibly religious and close with his family. questions arising over whether he was complicit in this hoax. timothy burke broke the story. >> te'o's story that he is a completely person doesn't shake through. we have a lot of stories about how they met. she was a stu
. >>> questions continue to swirl around notre dame's manti te'o and his nonexistent girlfriend. the stunning details what the star player said after learning the love of his life was a fraud. >>> old technology showing new promise in diagnosing brain disorders, helping doctors treat depression, bipolar disorder and even ptsd. it is all "happening now.". jon: good friday morning to you. some stunning new developments to tell you about in the hostage crisis playing out right now deep in the sahara desert as we learn terrorists reportedly want to exchange two american hostages for islamic militants held here in the u.s. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: that is a big story. i'm jenna lee. this is a situation changing by the minute. the white house now saying it is in constant contact with the algerian government. we're getting brand new video showing groups of hostages finally free what is described as a horrifying ordeal. there are reports of hostages with explosives strapped to their chest as others were executed. the algerian state news agency is reporting that at least 32 hostages remain u
this one. notre dame football star manti teo and a giant hoax. it was rocking the sports record world. they learned that his grandmother and his girlfriend died in the the same week. >> and here is manti teo you lost your grandmother and your girlfriend. how are your emotions. >> they're with me, and i couldn't do without them and the support of my family and my girlfriend's family, and i'm just so grateful for the love and the support that all the fans at state and notre dame and the world for supporting me and my family and my girlfriend's family and i'll miss them, miss them, but i know i'll see them again one day. >> greta: okay, sad story, but, what's the problem? >> manti's girlfriend did not die the same week as his grandmother because she doesn't exist and she didn't exist. fox senior writer peter schrader is here. what's the story behind the hoax? >> greta, i've covered hundreds of stories, thousands of stories and never come across anything as crazy as this. the story goes in 2009 he apparently met a girl after a stanford versus notre dame game and they started a
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